Presentation of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Plaque to Captain John Gibson

ID: SIA RU000371 [76-1992-09]

Creator: Hofmeister, Richard K

Form/Genre: Black-and-white photographs

Date: 1976

Citation: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 371, Box 02, Folder: March 1976, Image No. 76-1992-09

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Caption from Torch: "Mario Brunori, Exhibits Specialist in the Department of Exhibits Design and Production, National Museum of History and Technology, presented a plaque to the NMHT guard office commemorating Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Shown at the presentation ceremony on January 15 (Dr. King's birthday) are (from left) Jay W. Chambers Chief, Protection Division, Office of Protection Services; Lt. Cleveland Regis, Company C: Protection Division, OPS; Mr. Brunori, and Capt. John Gibson, Guard Supervisor Company C, who accepted the plaque on behalf of the guard office. As a hobby, Mr. Brunori began planning to produce plaques in memory of Dr. King after his assassination in 1968. This plaque was sculpted by Philip Vickers, formerly of the National Museum of Natural History. It is mounted on walnut paneling, is made of plaster covered with antique bronze paint, and is 12 inches in diameter."


  • King, Martin Luther Jr., $d 1929-1968
  • Brunori, Mario
  • Chambers, Jay W
  • Gibson, John
  • Regis, Cleveland
  • Smithsonian Institution Office of Protection Services
  • Smithsonian Institution Office of Public Affairs


  • Also known as 76-1992-9.
  • Original film available in SIA Acc. 11-009.
  • Featured in the "Torch," March 1976.

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Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 371, Box 02, Folder: March 1976, Image No. 76-1992-09

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  • 1976
  • January 15, 1976

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Black-and-white photographs

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SIA RU000371 [76-1992-09]

Physical description

8 x 10;

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